The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa Overview

The U.S. Embassy is the place to go for visas, passport information and general travel information for traversing the Canada-U.S. border. The following step by step guide details the various ways for anyone visiting or living in Ottawa to get to and from the U.S. Embassy.

NOTE: Appointments are usually required for embassy related matters. Information related to Visa and Passport is given below.

Location:  490 Sussex Drive  Ottawa, ON K1N 1G8 (view map)

Mailing Address: The Embassy of the United States of America, PO Box 866, Station B, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5T1

Contact: +1 (613) 238-5335


Visa Information

Passport Information


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    Located at 490 Sussex Drive  Ottawa, ON K1N 1G8 near the Byward Market, the U.S. Embassy is easily accessible from all over the Ottawa area. For driving directions, use this link and input your starting address under "Get Directions".

    There is paid meter parking available in the Byward Market area for those driving to the area. For other parking needs, see this map of public parking in downtown Ottawa here.

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    Public Transportation

    Ottawa's public transportation service, the OC Transpo is a reliable and effective means of getting to and from the U.S. Embassy.

    Note: there is no bus stop directly in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa. There are however stops located a mere minutes walk from it.

    A full look into using the service is available in this step by step guide.

    The website offers an excellent Travel Planner which can be found here.

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    Airport Information

    For individuals going to the Embassy from the airport or requiring general information about Ottawa's airport, please see the step by step guide on getting to and from the Ottawa airport.

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    Ottawa has many reliable and efficient taxi cab providers. The following listed companies are the city's largest and best known.

    Blue Line Taxi Co Ltd

    Capital Taxi

    DJ's Taxi

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